Fried Pickles: The New “Super Cool” Snack

fried pickles

Fried Pickles are delicious as a Snack

Fried pickles have been making quite the stir this past year popping up in various places in Manchester. It sounds like a strange way to think of a pickle, but is still strangely delicious. Toppings vary from your basic ranch dressing to more surprising dips such as a cheese sauce or sweet chili sauce.

In Manchester we like the choices at Strange Brew.  They  serve up their pickles with a side of Ranch dressing. Ignite has a mouth-watering Jamaican Ranch that accompanies their fried pickles, and The Thirsty Moose Taproom does it with their super scrumptious Chipotle Ranch.

Share your fried pickle stories/recipes with us, we would love to hear of new places that serve up this appetizing appetizer in the Manchester area!

Fried Pickles

Fried Pickle Recipe for this Super Cool Snack

For the Sauce:

1/4 cup mayo

1 tablespoon drained horseradish

2 tsp ketchup

1/4 tsp Cajun seasoning

For the Pickles:

Peanut or Vegetable oil for frying

1/2 cup all purpose flour

1 3/4 tsp Cajun seasoning

1/2 tsp Italian seasoning

1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper

Kosher salt to taste

2 cups sliced dill pickles, drained


  1. Make the sauce: Mix the mayonnaise, horseradish, ketchup and Cajun seasoning in a bowl; set aside.
  2. Fry the pickles: Heat 1 inch peanut oil in a pot over medium-high heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 375 degrees F. Meanwhile, whisk the flour, Cajun seasoning, Italian seasoning, cayenne pepper, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 cup water in a large bowl until smooth. Spread the pickles on paper towels and pat dry.
  3. Add half of the pickles to the batter and toss to coat. Remove from the batter using a slotted spoon, letting the excess drip off, and add to the oil one at a time. Fry until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes; remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Return the oil to 375 degrees F and repeat with the remaining pickles and batter. Serve immediately with the prepared sauce.


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